sodium metasilicate

noun

sodium meta·​sil·​i·​cate -ˌme-tə-ˈsi-lə-ˌkāt How to pronounce sodium metasilicate (audio)
-ˈsi-li-kət
: a toxic corrosive crystalline salt Na2SiO3 used especially as a detergent or as a substitute for phosphates in detergent formulations

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sodium metasilicate was circa 1926

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“Sodium metasilicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20metasilicate. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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